Jul 12, 2013 10:00am PDT
of homeland security secretary janet napolitano announced her resignation. she had originally announced her intention to step down this fall to accept an offer to run the university of california's system of colleges. joining me now, nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. pete, appreciate your visiting with us right now. janet napolitano, the second senior security official to leave the obama administration on the heels of fbi director robert mueller. did this come as a surprise to most people, would you say? >> yes, i think so. we had thought perhaps that if eric holder were to leave at the justice department earlier that janet napolitano would have wanted to go to the justice department. she's a former federal prosecutor, u.s. attorney and she has that legal background and she's actually made no mystery of the fact that she was interested in that but holder seems like he is going to stay in the job perhaps another year or so. at least a longer time than shy had perhaps thought. she's been looking around. it is a tough job to do the job of homeland security. are you reading all that
Jul 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT
immigration reform. this is "special report." good evening, i'mr. janet napolitano, homeland security secretary, is quitting. mike emanuel has how big a change this will be, especially in the immigration debate, how it could effect that. we begin with chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge on today's stunner. good evening. >> reporte
Jul 13, 2013 9:00am PDT
janet napolitano for her work as secretary of homeland security. napolitano announced friday she'll be stepping down from the position in about six weeks to take over as president of the university of california system. meanwhile, former florida governor jeb bush and florida senator, marco rubio, will be speaking today at the annual maverick pac three-day conference in miami. the organization's goal is to engage young republicans in the political process. and in orlando, the naacp kicks off its 104th national convention today. it runs through wednesday. >>> let's get you some weather. where the weekend is kicking off right now. and we get some wet starts for some parts of the country. the southeast, residents there are dealing with remnants of tropical storm chantal. this is the scene in north carolina, where heavy downpours there have caused severe flooding. in arizona, you could say the opposite problem there. no rain, but a huge dust storm, quite a picture there. and let's go right to dylan dreyer for the weather across the country. dylan, a day of opposites, i guess. >> yes,
Jul 13, 2013 3:00am PDT
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Jul 13, 2013 5:00am PDT
the president at the white house and they were pretty cool guys. >> the loyola ramblers. >> so janet napolitano stepped down -- or announced that she will be stepping down as the head of homeland security this week and there's been mention of ray kelly as a possible successor. that could and should spark a nationwide discussion about stop and frisk, the program that the nypd has used to target mostly black and latino young men, if he is nominated for that position, i hope that we have that conversation. >> and it's interesting that chuck schumer has been forcefully putting kelly's name out there. michelle? >> so we mentioned that the senate judiciary committee is going to be holding a hearing on wednesday at 2:00 p.m. to talk about the voting rights act and what comes next. and one of the things i think the public should know is when we talk about voting rights and voter suppression, this is just not an issue that affects people in the south. it is a nationwide issue. it's not just gerrymandering, when you talk about -- when people have to stand seven hours in line to vote, it's something that'
Jul 13, 2013 11:00am PDT
't welcome. now that homeland security secretary janet napolitano announced her resignation this fall the hunt is on for who will replace here. the fema administrator craig fugate and new york police commissioner kelly rumored to be on the short list and jay carney is mum on the matter. >> on the timeline for replacement, i believe it has been put out she remains in the position until early september, and the president will be very deliberate about looking at potential successors for that very important position. i have no announcement to make on it. ♪ and i'll never desert you ♪ ♪ i'll stand by you yeaaaah! yeah. so that's our loyalty program. you're automatically enrolled, and the longer you stay, the more rewards you get. great! oh! ♪ i'll stand by you ♪ won't let nobody hurt you ♪ isn't there a simpler way to explain the loyalty program? yes. standing by you from day one. now, that's progressive. resoft would be great, but we really just need "kid-proof." softsprings got both, let me show you. right over here. here, feel this. wow, that's nice. wow. the soft carpets ha